Anyway, reading Chapter 06: Page 23, the ship's power is out. How can we see the characters?
There's no artistic license necessary. Even in the twentieth century, military ships have battery-powered lamps installed in nearly every compartment and passageway, and especially in the important ones, such as the one Whisper and Kari are stuck in. These lamps are connected to the ship's power, which keeps a small electronic relay open. In the event of a power outage, the relay loses power, and a switch closes, allowing the battery to light the lamp. The lamp stays on until the battery dies or ship's power is restored, whichever comes first. I was in the U.S. Navy for six years, and part of my job was maintaining these lamps.No fire means no light source, so technically speaking the final panel should have simply been pure black. This would have saved me some effort, but webcomics are a fundamentally visual medium so I hope you'll forgive a little artistic license on my part. Just imagine that you, dear reader, have special night-vision augs, which allow you to see in a perfectly dark room.
You can also see lamps with the same design in most hotels, if you know what you're looking for.
HERE is a typical civilian model.
Such lamps are very cheap insurance for maintaining visibility in the event of a loss of power, and I expect no spaceship would ever be without them. Apologies to everyone if this has already been brought up and I'm dredging up old news.
Robert V Frazier